This makes a delicious addition to a Japanese meal! The noodles are mild in flavor and did well with an enhancement of pressed ginger to increase the flavor. The sauce is very delicious and reminds me of dipping sauces served for tempura. The gari (pickled ginger), I think, is a must have, for it went very well with this dish. The nori went well also, lending a salty-earthy character which is decidedly Japanese. This dish does not have a Western flavor; it truly tastes Japanese! Thanks, Jan!